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Study reveals uncertainty over the benefits of feeding birds in winter

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The results of a new study, carried out by researchers at the University of Exeter and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), has found that feeding wild blue tits in winter resulted in less successful breeding during the following spring. The ...

 

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Study Questions Benefits Of Feeding Wild Winter Birds

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“Our research questions the benefits of feeding wild birds over winter,” said lead researcher Jon Blount, from the University of Exeter. “Although the precise reasons why fed populations subsequently have reduced reproductive success are unclear, it ...

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Feeding wild birds may harm breeding

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Dr Kate Plummer of the British Trust for Ornithology, who is first author of the research, says that it is possible the new results are because extra food helps birds who would not otherwise have survived to breed. The poor condition of these birds ...

 

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